Sweet Tidings 12th Day of Christmas: Holly Berry Christmas Cupcakes

By Christy - December 21, 2010

Here's an easy cupcake recipe that is inspired by my favorite Christmas symbol-- the holly berry. The cupcake base is made using Ming Makes Cupcakes' graham cupcake recipe while the butter cream frosting recipe is from Martha Stewart. Of course, sweet holly berry candy sprinkles decorate this very yummy cupcake treat.

Season's Eatings!

Holly Berry Christmas Cupcakes 


  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 1/2  tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 stick butter, room temp
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup milk

  • 2 sticks butter( unsalted)
  • 3 cups confectioner's sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Holly Berry candy sprinkles 


1. Mix flour, graham crackers, baking powder and salt.
2. Beat in butter gradually.
3. Beat in sugar and mix thoroughly.
4. Beat in eggs, then vanilla and milk until mixed.
5. Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes.
6. Beat butter and gradually incorporate confectioner's sugar. Add vanilla.
7. Frost cupcake using spatula or decorating bag with 1M decorating nozzle.

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  1. Looking soooo yummy and Christmassy.
    Have a happy last week before Christmas, sweet christy xxxx

  2. These look simple, fun and delicious! Think I'll give them a try too

    Have a lovely Christmas and a very happy New Year

    Best wishes

  3. How sweet!
    Wishing you a very merry christmas, Christy!


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